Scent Profile: Top notes of Green Leaves and Lemongrass give way to middle notes of Grass and Earth accentuated by hints of Rose and Lily of the Valley, with long lasting base notes Ozone and Moss.
The Inspiration: Have you ever noticed the intoxicating scent of rain, especially after a prolonged period of hot, dry weather? The scent of fresh rainfall is such a clean, green scent. Friends, this delightfully earthy scent is called ‘Petrichor’ after the Greek terms ‘Petros’ for stone, and ‘Ichor’ for blood of the Greek Gods of mythology. Microbes that live in soil produce a volatile organic compound called Geosmin. In fact, the term, ‘Geosmin’ is formed from the Greek words ‘Ge’ for earth and ‘Osme’ for odor. We humans are particularly sensitive to Geosmin and are able to smell it in concentrations as low as 5 parts per trillion (biology is awesome!).
I never would have imagined that I would enjoy walking in the rain, but having spent plenty of days hiking along the Appalachian Trail in a gentle rain, I found it quite pleasant and relaxing. The varied sound of the rain drops falling on leaves, or plunking down in puddles, or splashing off rocks and leaves is extremely soothing. The sound along with the fresh clean smell creates a meditative state, just putting one foot in front of the other, no other thoughts running around like livewire in the brain. It’s necessary to shut down sometimes, and just focus on the things that automatically happen. Breathe in. Breathe out. Just. Keep. Hiking.
This candle is made using natural US grown soy wax.
FRAGRANCE - Across our product lines, our premium fragrance oils are:
- Used in proportions that comply with standards established by the International Fragrance Association
WAXES - Our waxes are either a custom blended vegetable (non-palm) soy wax, or a coconut apricot wax blended with a small amount of FDA-approved food grade wax. The candle description identifies the wax type used in creating the candle.
VESSELS - Our unique candle vessels are made from 100 percent recycled glass in Spain. These beautiful green-tinted glass jars have tiny imperfections in the glass surface and we love the distinguished character they give to the vessels.
We sometimes offer candles in straight-sided jars and preferentially select glass with recycled content. These glasses and the accompanying tin lids can be reused or recycled.
WICKS - We use cotton wicks with a paper core specifically designed for the waxes used in our candle lines. Wicks are dipped in a natural wax by the manufacturer for stabilization.
LIDS - Our cork lids are sustainably produced in Portugal. Contact us if you would like a clean cork lid to use with your repurposed vessel!
The 9.5 ounce net weight candle measures 3.14 inches long by 3.14 inches wide and 3.14 inches high. With the cork lid, the candle is 3.8 inches high and weighs about 1.2 pounds (550 grams).
The 7 ounce net weight candle measures 3.5 inches long by 2.75 inches wide. With tin lid, candle weighs about 14.2 ounces (402 grams).
The 3.7 ounce net weight candle measures 2.75 inches long by 2.75 inches wide and 2.25 inches high. With the lid, the candle is 2.25 inches high and weighs about 4.7 ounces (132 grams).
Candle Care -
- Trim wick to 1/8 - 1/4 inch each time before lighting
- Burn the candle for 3-4 hours during the first burn, or until the melted wax reaches the edge of the vessel
- For best results, burn candle no more than 4 hours each session
- Avoid placing your candle near drafts
- Place vessel on a stable heat-resistance surface and remove nearby flammable materials before lighting your candle
- Never leave the candle unattended
- Keep children and pets away from open flames
- Keep the candle at least 4 inches from other candles
- Avoid touching the candle vessel until after the candle is extinguished and cooled